FASD & the Justice System

R. v. Fontaine, 2014 SKPC 165 (Baniak J.)

DO and indeterminate sentence application – predicate offence of sexual assault – significantly, but not severely, fetal alcohol affected - grade function level between 1 to 4 – difficult childhood, substance abuse – employable if employer understood limitations and provided supports, risk to reoffend reduced if could control alcohol use, could be managed in the community – DO designation with 8-year long term supervision order.